The Red Voodoo Tour
I just happened to be one of the 20 or so people invited on stage to be part of the festivities courtesy of Rock 100.3 and a good college buddy, David Van Pufflin (V.P.) who was the local producer of the show. The show started at 8:00, so it was still light out. We were escorted on stage and stood at a railing just above and to the left of the drummer, the band was introduced, the curtains opened and I was in awe of the crowd. It was estimated at 50,000-60,000.
The concert crowd really kicked in when just after "3 Lock Box" they played "There's Only One Way to Rock". Other highlights of the concert included the waitresses dressed in bumper stickers and bikini bottoms and watching the women in the crowd show there enthusiasm by lifting there tops up to Sammy's encouragement. Once the sun went down, the stage came to life, the band played scorching renditions of, "Bad Motor Scooter", "Heavy Metal", "I Can't Drive 55", "Mas Tequila" and others. The encore had all of the people invited on stage to go "Marching to Mars".
The show was part of the Minneapolis Aquatennial, which meant it was a free concert. Sammy Hagar and his band gave it their all, playing for over two hours. They were no doubt playing for the huge crowd with only one thing in mind... Give the People What They Want!ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They did just that and more!!! ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Thanks to Mid Minnesota's Metal Master Mark Mann for the review!